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Dogs are used for police work in countries around the world. This summer, law enforcement officers from various departments in Western Washington visited the European country of Slovakia to see if they could pick up some ideas to improve safety back home.
Pierce County Deputy Theron Hardesty and fellow K9 trainer Deputy John Munson were part of the group that went overseas for the exchange program. Last year, members of the Slovakian National and City Police spent several days visiting departments in King and Pierce counties.
Munson said it was some of the best training he’s experienced in his career. The idea was to share ideas and training techniques and see how things are different there.